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Database of the Week: World Bank eLibrary

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: World Bank eLibrary   WorldBank

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under W in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Information on global issues including development policy, finance, health, education, climate change, aid effectiveness, and poverty
  • World Bank flagship and annual publications
  • Data publications
  • Regional and thematic series
  • Training manuals and handbooks
  • Working papers
  • Journal articles

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the quick search bar or do an Advanced Search
  • Filter using the right-hand options
  • Filter by: content type, topic, region, country, keyword, author, publication date, journal

Demos: Check out the following demo:

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Want help using World Bank eLibrary? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: Business Monitor Online

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Business Monitor  BusinessMonitor

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under B in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find Country and Region specific:

  • Economic, Political Risk, &  Industry Trend Analyses
  • Industry News
  • Company Briefs
  • Industry Reports
  • Risk Ratings
  • Political Outlooks
  • SWOTs
  • Economic Outlooks & Forecasts
  • Business Environment Outlooks
  • Data & Forecasting Tools

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Tips for searching:

  • Select a “Geography” or “Service” at the top
  • Use the tabs: “Daily Views”, “Reports & Strategic Content” and “Data & forecasting” to navigate
  • Use the left hand bar to further refine your search

Demos: The following demos can be viewed on YouTube:

 

Want help using Business Monitor? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: BizMiner

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: BizMiner BizMiner

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under B in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • US Industry Financial Reports
  • Local Industry Financial Reports
  • Micro Firm Profit-Loss Reports
  • Industry Market Reports
  • Also includes Competitive Market Analyzer

salesTips for searching:

  • Start with a keyword or NAICS search in the search bar
  • Click on “Industry” and browse by NAICS sectors
  • Once you have found your relevant industry, click into it, then choose an Industry Financial Profile for a specific region and sales class, or a Micro Firm Profit-Loss Report, Industry Market Report, or use the Competitive market Analyzer
  • Open your report as a PDF or HTML

Income_expenseWant help using BizMiner? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: ABI/INFORM Global

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: ABI/INFORM Global ABI_INFORM

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under A in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Full-text Academic articles (Journal of Economic Literature, Accounting Review, etc.)
  • Full-text periodicals (Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist, etc.)
  • Market and industry reports from: Economist Intelligence Unit & Oxford Analytica
  • Also:
    • Working papers
    • Dissertations
    • Business cases
    • Conference proceedings

Tips for searching:

  • Start with a basic search
  • Use the “Advanced Search” to search by publication date, NAICs codes, source type, document type, etc.
  • Once you do a search, related searches will also be recommended

Video: View ABI/INFORM help videos below

Want help using ABI/INFORM Global ? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Database of the Week: eMarketer

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: eMarketeremarketer

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under E in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Daily research articles, analyst reports, and  e-business and online marketing statistics, aggregated and analyzed from over 2,800 sources.
  • Market research and trend analysis on Internet, e-business, online marketing, media and emerging technologies.
  • Ad spending, demographics, media-usage, retail and e-commerce
  • Lots of charts, graphs, and other visual depictions of data

eMarketerappTips for searching:

  • Browse by: Topic, Chart type, or Year
  • Use the top search bar or the advanced search
  • Use the tabs to select content type: Report, PPT, Article, Chart, Interview

Video: View a video about eMarketer below.

Want help using eMarketer? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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World Market Intelligence – Trial ends 29 September 2014

World Market Intelligence is a live business information platform exclusively designed to support and enhance research projects conducted by the academia. Coverage spans various industries including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, financial services, construction, IT, etc., sourced from some of the world’s most respected business information and media brands: Timetric, Canadean, Kable, Strategic Defence Intelligence and GlobalData.

Note: From the homepage, use the LOGIN button.

Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel

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Database of the Week: SimplyMap

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Simply MapSM-Iowa_City

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under S in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • An array of data that can be applied to maps (from all of the USA to Census tracts and block groups)
  • More than 75,000 data variables related to demographics, employment, housing, market segments, businesses, consumer spending, brand preferences, and public health.
  • Plot business using: business names, NAICS / SIC codes, sales volume, and number of employees
  • Business information, including address, sales, volume, number of employees, and contact information

SM-_IofITips for searching:

  • Use your UI email address to create an account and save whatever you are working on.
  • Create a new map, tabular report, or ranking by clicking the top buttons
  • Select your variables (must select a variable), locations, and businesses on the left, or use the the map, report, or ranking “Wizard” to guide you through
  • Take note of the tabs on the top right (data filters, display options, and actions)

Demos: Demos can be viewed directly in SimplyMap – just go to help in the top right hand corner, or click below.

Map Tutorial

Business Points Tutorial

Report Tutorial

Want help using SimplyMap? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.

Need a break from studying? Check out the new exhibit at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Titled From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry, the exhibit was produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Museum of American History.

The National Library of Medicine’s description of the exhibit explains:

Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages. Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

The exhibit is located on Hardin Library’s 3rd floor, and will be on display through June 15, 2014. Visit NLM online for more information, and to explore the digital gallery: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/index.html

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Database of the Week: PrivCo

Each week we will highlight one of the many PrivCodatabases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: PrivCo

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under P in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • Business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies
  • Company reports: often include business summary, competitors, ownership, financials, and a detialed business description
  • Private market investors
  • Venture capitol funding
  • Private mergers and acquisitions

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Tips for searching:

  • Use the search bar at the top to quickly find a known company or investor
  • Use the quick private company screener, in the middle, to search by location, industry, and revenue
  • Use the black tabs across the top to search for: private market investors, venture capitol funding, private M&A deals, private equity deals

 

Demos: The following demo can be viewed on YouTube:

Want help using PrivCo? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

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Now Available: Bizminer

The University Libraries now offers access to Bizminer, a premier industry and market research tool. This resource provides statistically heavy data on 9000 industries. Users can refine both industry and market results by geographic area and sales class. Some historic information dates back 3—5 years. In addition, Bizminer features a competitive market analyzer, as well as online tutorials.

Questions? Ask us!